“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” (B. Henry)
Throughout their time at Gumley House FCJ, staff engage in frequent development opportunities, including both statutory and bespoke training and progression to new roles. At Gumley, you will meet a staff willing and open to engage, whether through informal lesson observations and peer review, or more traditional INSET. This helps us to learn from each other and new staff become especially important as we particularly welcome their ‘fresh eyes’.
We have a keen interest in developing our own staff and believe in recruiting from within for middle manager and senior roles. Staff are identified through succession planning, where possible, and trained in readiness.
This comprehensive and bespoke programme is led by the Senior Leadership team and works in partnership with a number of external agencies in order to provide thorough and enriching development opportunities.
The Core FCJ Curriculum Leadership Development Programme helps middle leaders to:
- understand what it means to be leader in a FCJ school and specifically at Gumley
- develop their vision of excellence
- strengthen their resilience, gain inspiration and keep the passion for their role and subject alive
- develop relationships and trust in their team.
Stages of Staff Development
Staff Progression Pathways